Share Poll

Poll link

500 px
350 px
250 px
Preview

widget preview:

Width - px Height - px

Close preview
! You are using a non-supported browser Your browser version is not optimised for Toluna, we recommend that you install the latest version Upgrade
Our Privacy Notice governs your membership of our Influencer Panel, which you can access here. Our website uses cookies. Like in the offline world, cookies make things better. To learn more about the cookies we use, check out our Cookies policy.

Toluna
Infographics Click to show more
37% 351 votes
63% 588 votes
939 people voted
Yes 136 votes

Yes
14%
I'm not sure 410 votes

I'm not sure
44%
No 376 votes

No
40%
Other - leave a comment below or create a topic with your opinion 17 votes

Other - leave a comment below or create a topic with your opinion
2%
Copied to clipboard
D2046401d20

D2046401d20

  Body Mass Indexing was initially papered in 1972, in a time when life was different in nearly every way. Evolution happens for a reason.. Though it has been used for decades as the go-to measurement for health based on body size, it has been widely criticized for its oversimplification of what being healthy really means. In fact, many claim BMI is outdated and inaccurate and shouldn't be used in medical and fitness settings. Just to add even further context, BMI is derived from a simple math formula. Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician, and sociologist, devised it in the 1830s. Everyone is individually unique via our DNA, however, whilst BMI maybe ageing somewhat, and flawed in its categorising of many in to the under or obese weight range. BMI is useful when studying populations and trends, and it can give a rough idea of a person’s health and weight status. For now, it is probably the best guide we have. It may be more important to follow a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise to prevent gaining excess weight in the first place.
eagleton_melissa

eagleton_melissa

  An 19yr old female I know, was told she’s obese because of her BMI now she has stopped eating. She is not overweight she is tall and is big boned. I think this BMI needs to be either scraped or re-examined. In my -early 20’s (20yrs ago I was a healthy 8st and because of my height 5’2 I was classed as over weight. I too have big bones (thanks to my ancestors!) even though I was a regular gym user and have always eaten healthily.
yvonne7495

yvonne7495

  this is a very complex subject and failure to assist such sufferers is often down to whether they want to be cured or not - if people lose the will to live they'll end their lives one way or another -need to make life worth living for everybody! I am a recovered anorexic and i learned a lot first hand-could write a novel about it but important thing is i got a handle on it myself even when there was very little NHS help

You’re almost there

In order to create content on the community

Verify your Email / resend
No thanks, I’m just looking

OK
Cancel
We have disabled our Facebook login process. Please enter your Facebook email to receive a password creation link.
Please enter a valid Email
Cancel
We're working on it...
When you upload a picture, our site looks better.
Upload